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  The Seventh Inning Stretch   popular trivia quiz  
Fun Fill-It
 10 Qns
This quiz is about a song, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" that Harry Caray and the crowd would sing during the 7th inning stretch at Cubs' games. The song became a tradition at MLB games during the 7th inning stretch in 1946. Let's see if you remember it
Very Easy, 10 Qns, ncterp, May 20 23
Very Easy
ncterp gold member
May 20 23
349 plays
  A Musical Cricket Match editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
International music stars (some from beyond the grave) have gathered to participate in a celebrity cricket match. Can you guess who is playing and what is happening from the clues I give? All chart references etc are UK based, Have fun.
Average, 15 Qns, Mutchisman, Apr 07 13
3521 plays
  Sports in Songs   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Popular songs with a sports theme.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Mar 16 24
Mar 16 24
1914 plays
  Please Calm Down - English Clubs' Theme Songs   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Certain songs are anthems and stir the passions of football fans, especially those songs that teams run out to. Can you match these ten English clubs with the tunes they emerge to on match day?
Average, 10 Qns, Red_John, Dec 18 22
Dec 18 22
103 plays
  Just Press Play   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are a number of songs that contain sporting references. How well do you know sports in songs?
Easier, 10 Qns, kino76, Jan 06 18
kino76 gold member
Jan 06 18
430 plays
  When Music and Football Meet   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many English football teams have songs and pieces of music associated with them, either as music for the teams to run out to, post-match music or parodies for fan chants. See how many you recognise here.
Average, 10 Qns, Kankurette, Jan 18 19
Kankurette gold member
Jan 18 19
247 plays
  Hockey Songs   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Winter's here, and hockey season is in full swing. Here are some songs about the NHL, and shinny on the duckpond, and everything in between.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Nov 12 08
agony editor
704 plays
  Music To Watch Games By: 2008's Top Soccer Sounds    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
There is a saying that football (soccer) is a gentleman's game played by hooligans. The game has some cultured moments, though; see how many pieces of music associated with English Premiership clubs (August 2008 vintage) you can identify.
Tough, 20 Qns, darksplash, Nov 16 08
334 plays
  Sing While You're Winning: Soccer Team Songs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In the world of sport, music is often never far away. See if you can identify these songs sung about football (soccer) teams in the UK.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jul 30 13
216 plays
  Fist Pumpers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The fans are ready. The players are ready. Cue the music, what do you mean, which music? There is only one song associated with them. Can you find it?
Tough, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jul 20 22
480154st gold member
Jul 20 22
166 plays
trivia question Quick Question
The next person to bat is a girl singer. She tells her partner not to expect any big shots as she is strictly a "Single Girl". Who is the new batter?

From Quiz "A Musical Cricket Match"

  Songs with a Sporting Theme    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I felt rather sorry for the one and only quiz in the "Sports in Songs" category, so I thought I would create another one to keep it company! Mainly UK sports.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Popsicle01, Mar 08 04
707 plays
  Hockey Music    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a collection of music you might hear at the hockey rink or is somehow hockey related. Some of these you'll only hear at the rink, others get radio play.
Average, 15 Qns, cheryli, Jun 09 14
448 plays
  Songs about Cricket    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A lot of wonderful songs are inspired by the crack of leather on willow, so let's see how you go at these.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Quacker, Oct 13 03
329 plays

Sports in Songs Trivia Questions

1. Chicago band Styx recorded "Renegade" back in 1978. Which NFL team use it to get fists pumping in the crowd?

From Quiz
Fist Pumpers

Answer: Pittsburgh Steelers

"Renegade" tells the story of an outlaw about to be hanged and is his final message to his mother. Styx often close their live concerts with this track, while the Steelers use it often when they are defending an opposition play.

2. 10cc had a number one hit with "Dreadlock Holiday" in 1978. Apart from not liking, but loving reggae and Jamaica, which popular sport do they also not like, but love?

From Quiz Just Press Play

Answer: Cricket

10cc are an English rock band formed in 1972. The released "Dreadlock Holiday" on their 1978 album "Bloody Tourists" and it ended up being the band's third number on single on the UK chart. It only managed a forty-fourth position on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart though. "I say I don't like cricket oh no I love it I don't like cricket oh no I love it Don't you walk thru my words You got to show some respect Don't you walk thru my words 'Cause you ain't heard me out yet"

3. The late great Warren Zevon sang about a goon named Buddy. It was released as "The Hockey Song". What is its more popular title?

From Quiz Hockey Music

Answer: Hit Somebody

This song always makes me a little sad - hockey is not about fighting. But it is a great song and my daughter listens to it on the way to most of her games.

4. Which Elvis Presley song was used by Arsenal Football Club as their 'theme' music?

From Quiz Music To Watch Games By: 2008's Top Soccer Sounds

Answer: The Wonder Of You

"When no-one else can understand me When everything I do is wrong..." Arsenal Football Club was founded in 1886. 'The Gunners' liked to run out onto the pitch at the Emirates Stadium (named after their sponsors) to the sounds of 'The King'. The club's mascot was 'Gunnersaurus Rex'. Sources for these questions: 'The Daily Telegraph', August 2008 and individual club websites. This quiz is not intended as an in-depth examination of the clubs or their histories.

5. Mel and Tim had a popular song in 1969. The title of the song was a football penalty. Which infraction did they sing about?

From Quiz Sports in Songs

Answer: Backfield in Motion

"Backfield in Motion" was from their 1969 debut album "Good Guys Only Win in the Movies". The duo wrote most of their own material. They also mentioned that the girlfriend was "offside and holding, holding on to someone else" in the lyrics. Mel Hardin and Tim McPherson were cousins from Holly Springs, Mississippi. They gravitated to Chicago where they were discovered by Gene Chandler. Gene had a number one hit with "Duke of Earl" in February, 1962.

6. Chas and Dave were "Loopy" about which sport in 1986?

From Quiz Songs with a Sporting Theme

Answer: Snooker

Credited to the Matchroom Mob with Chas and Dave, "Snooker Loopy" climbed to number six in the UK charts. There are many songs about football, but songs about snooker are few and far between!

7. Paul Kelly remains Australia's godfather of cricket songwriting. In which of his song does he, as a child, pore over cricketing tomes?

From Quiz Songs about Cricket

Answer: Other People's Houses

Paul used to accompany his mother on cleaning rounds, and sometimes he was allowed to look at the cricket books on the shelves. Paul is yet to write a song called 'Wisden's,' but someone probably has.

8. "Electric Worry" by Clutch (2007) has long been used by Vancouver Canucks in NHL, but it is also used by which team in the National Lacrosse League?

From Quiz Fist Pumpers

Answer: Calgary Roughnecks

Being so popular with Canadian sporting teams, one would expect Clutch to be Canadian, but they are from Maryland USA. "Electric Worry" is from their album "From Beale Street To Oblivion" (2007) and features elements of the Muddy Waters track, "Trouble No More" (1955). Calgary Roughnecks were NLL champions in 2004 and 2009.

9. Many Liverpool fans on social media use the hashtag 'YNWA', which stands for 'You'll Never Walk Alone'. Gerry and the Pacemakers sang the version of the song played at Anfield before matches, but who wrote it?

From Quiz When Music and Football Meet

Answer: Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

'Carousel' is a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about a carnival barker, Billy bigelow, who falls in love with a mill worker, Julie Jordan, 'You'll Never Walk Alone' is sung by Julie's cousin Nettie after Billy dies in an attempted robbery. Gerry and the Pacemakers released their version in 1963, and it became the warm-up music at Anfield, Liverpool's stadium. Liverpool's manager at the time, Bill Shankly, was a huge fan of the song. Other teams who have adopted 'You'll Never Walk Alone' include Borussia Dortmund (Germany) and Celtic (Scotland). Many other versions of the song have been recorded by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Melanie C (a Liverpool supporter), Die Toten Hosen, and Tammy Wynette.

10. Which ticky-tacky 1962 Malvina Reynolds song do the following lyrics come from? "And they all play on the golf course And drink their martinis dry And they all have pretty children And the children go to school"

From Quiz Just Press Play

Answer: Little Boxes

Malvina Reynolds composed "Little Boxes" in 1962 in response to seeing a number of cookie cutter housing developments being built in suburbia. Reynolds was a political activist and folk singer who composed a number of songs in her career. While her version did not chart, her close friend Pete Seeger charted with his cover version reaching position seventy on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Various artists have covered this song through the years including Elvis Costello, Engelbert Humperdinck, Linkin Park and even Billy Bob Thornton. "And they all play on the golf course And drink their martinis dry And they all have pretty children And the children go to school And the children go to summer camp And then to the university Where they are put in boxes And they come out all the same"

11. What Guns 'n' Roses song is ubiquitous at the start of many hockey games? It might be played before or after the national anthem.

From Quiz Hockey Music

Answer: Welcome to the Jungle

Maybe it is a New England thing, but I hear this at the Monarchs, at the Bruins and at college games.

12. Some regarded it as a fab sound. Which music was played as Aston Villa took to the pitch for their home games?

From Quiz Music To Watch Games By: 2008's Top Soccer Sounds

Answer: The countdown to 'Thunderbirds'

" are Go" The Midlands club Aston Villa FC was established in 1874 and was one of the founding members of the English Football League in 1888. The home ground was Villa Park. Villa's mascot was 'Hercules The Lion'.

13. Which song is the theme song for the Harlem Globetrotters?

From Quiz Sports in Songs

Answer: Sweet Georgia Brown

The version used by the Globetrotters is a 1949 instrumental by Brother Bones & His Shadows. It features whistling and bones by Brother Bones. It was adopted by the Globetrotters in 1952. The music for "Sweet Georgia Brown" was written by Maceo Pinkard and Kenneth Casey composed the words. The tune was first recorded by Ben Bernie and his Orchestra. In the 1953 Vincent Minnelli movie "Cabin in the Sky" the woman whom Little Joe has an affair with is named Georgia Brown. "My Little Georgia Rose" was done by Ricky Scaggs. "Rainy night in Georgia" was the last of Brook Benton's hits. "Georgia on My Mind" was written in 1930 by Stuart Gorrell and Hoagy Carmichael. It is the official state song of Georgia.

14. Ray Sawyer is opening at the other end, he comes to the crease humming a tune about "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman". Ray is hampered by having to wear an eye patch and so can only play one type of shot. His nickname is Dr ___?

From Quiz A Musical Cricket Match

Answer: Hook

Ray Sawyer was a founding member of Dr Hook (and The Medicine Show). He shared vocal duties with Dennis Locorriere. "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman" was a number one hit for the group in 1979. Ray lost the use of his right eye following a car accident in 1967; his black eye-patch became a recognisable trademark for him. A hook is a shot played to a short-pitched delivery in which the batsman plays the ball from around shoulder height square or behind square on the onside. The pull, the glance and the cut are three different kinds of cricket shot.

15. Which UK based Doo-Wop band hit the charts with "Daddy Cool" and "The Boy From New York City" in the late 1970s?

From Quiz Songs with a Sporting Theme

Answer: Darts

Other covers performed by the Darts were "Duke Of Earl" and "Reet Petite". There were bands called The Arrows and Racing Cars, but I'm not aware of a band called the Archers!

16. Welsh rugby union fans sing this song, but it is also heard in football at every Stoke City home game. Which Tom Jones track is it?

From Quiz Fist Pumpers

Answer: Delilah

Sometimes a good song sounds even better when sung en masse and that is certainly the case with "Delilah", whether it's 12,000 Welsh rugby fans or 30,000 Stoke fans singing it. Welsh politicians have tried to stop rugby fans singing the song as "it trivialises the idea of murdering a woman" in their words, but the tradition continues. The singing of it by Stoke City fans is believed to originate from a concert at Stoke's ground in the 1970s by Sensational Alex Harvey Band, who turned it into a audience singalong and the tradition grew from there.

17. John Mellencamp sings a song in 1982 about "two American kids growing up in the heart land", one of which is going to be a football star. What is the name of this song?

From Quiz Just Press Play

Answer: Jack and Diane

John "Cougar" Mellencamp recorded "Jack and Diane" in 1982 for his album "American Fool". It went to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and US Cashbox charts and was even selected as one of the songs of the century by the Recording Industry Association of America. "Little ditty bout jack and diane Two American kids growin' up in the heartland Jacky's gonna be a football star Diane debutante backseat of Jacky's car"

18. What Leadbelly classic, as performed by Ram Jam, has been banned at college hockey games?

From Quiz Hockey Music

Answer: Black Betty

I have to admit, I just don't understand why this was banned; maybe I'm just too old. The Leadbelly original is a great piece of blues and the Ram Jam cover is fun.

19. At Ewood Park, the home of Blackburn Rovers FC, the fans had a wide range of chants, many of them abusive of one other club in particular. Which club?

From Quiz Music To Watch Games By: 2008's Top Soccer Sounds

Answer: Burnley

Ok, so this question is a cop-out. My primary source indicated Blackburn didn't have a theme song, and despite a lot of effort, I couldn't contradict that. However, rather than face a deluge of correction notes from irate Blackburn fans telling me there was one, I decided to side-step the issue. Blackburn Rovers FC was established in 1875 and was one of the founding members of the English Football League in 1888. Average crowds of just under 24,000 at Ewood Park provided a lot of their own entertainment, which included watching the antics of the club mascot, 'Roar Lion'. Blackburn fans had a range of chants - most of them denigrating their arch-rivals Burnley (and much too crude to repeat here).

20. "Eye of the Tiger" is from the film "Rocky III". Who recorded the successful song?

From Quiz Sports in Songs

Answer: Survivor

"Eye of the Tiger" was from the album of the same name. It was released in January, 1982. It was written specifically at the request of Sylvester Stallone for Rocky III. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks beginning July 24, 1982. For a while it was also the entrance theme for professional wrestler Hulk Hogan who was in Rocky III. "Eye of the Tiger" won a Grammy Award and was nominated for an Oscar. It was also voted "Best New Song" by the People's Choice Awards. Styx had a string of hits including "Babe". Foreigner was so named because two members were from the UK and two were from the US. Bad Company recorded a song by the same name along with other rock hits.

21. "Gordie and my old man on a Saturday night watching the ___________ and getting tight" In this song by the Grievous Angels, which original six team are they watching?

From Quiz Hockey Songs

Answer: Black Hawks

"Gordie and My Old Man". The Grievous Angels are an alt-country band from Ontario, mostly focused on and in Northern Ontario, though they originally formed in Toronto. They've been nominated for several Junos over the years, and are worth checking out if you like that kind of music. I gave you a clue with the answer options - the Chicago Black Hawks were the only original six team named.

22. Which football team yelled "Come On You Reds" in 1994?

From Quiz Songs with a Sporting Theme

Answer: Manchester United

"Come On You Reds" was a UK number one, the highest placed hit for the team who have reached the charts on many occasions. The football teams of Chelsea, Brighton and Tottenham have all scored on the pop charts as well as on the pitch. The more discerning listener may well advise them to stick to football!

23. In the Lucksmith's gem 'Victor Trumper,' in which old-fashioned fashion is Victor dismissed?

From Quiz Songs about Cricket

Answer: Stumped

'and he dances down the wicket and he's stumped and I am stunned.' Nowadays, there is a resurgence in spin bowling and, cocomitantly, in stumpings, but there was a time in the 80s when Dean Jones was keeping it alive almost singlehandedly.

24. "Sirius" has long been associated with NBA's Chicago Bulls but which progressive rock band first recorded it in 1982?

From Quiz Fist Pumpers

Answer: The Alan Parsons Project

Alan Parsons Project are hardly well known hit makers, although they did have a Canadian number one in 1982 with "Eye In The Sky" and "Sirius" is, sporting connections aside, not a well known track, but it is the instrumental prelude to "Eye In The Sky" on the 1982 album of the same name. Prior to "Sirius", the Bulls had used Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and the theme to TV show, "Miami Vice", but "Sirius" works much better than either of them, and is well known as the song of the Michael Jordan era.

25. In 1982 The Brat entered the UK charts with "Chalk Dust (The Umpire Strikes Back)". It is a parody song about which US tennis player, famous for his temper tantrums?

From Quiz Just Press Play

Answer: John McEnroe

Roger Kitter was an English actor who starred in the television series "'Allo 'Allo!". He recorded "Chalk Dust" as The Brat and it managed a top ten position on charts all over the world, including the Netherlands, Belgium and South Africa. "The ball's in Everyone could see that the ball's in Chalk dust Everyone could see that there was chalk dust (I'm awfully sorry but the ball was out I'd be jolly greatfull if you didn't shout If you don't like it here, well, you shouldn't come Frankly, sir, you're a pain in the bum)" John McEnroe courted much controversy throughout his playing career for the manner in which he disputed umpire calls and he is well known for his trademark phrase of "you cannot be serious" which he shouted at an umpire at Wimbledon.

26. Another favorite singer, gone far too soon, is Stan Rogers. Stan sang songs about being Canadian. A good friend introduced me to this gem I had missed. Which Stan Rogers song is about a hockey player and coach?

From Quiz Hockey Music

Answer: Flying

This song really makes me smile, even if it is a bit sadly. I see so many kids dreaming about a chance at the NHL and know that only a few of them will make it to Juniors let alone the pros. And take a listen to his other songs. The incorrect answers are all Stan Rogers songs that sort fit a hockey theme

27. The English soccer team Bolton Wanderers liked to run out for their home games to the theme music from a WW2 movie. Which movie?

From Quiz Music To Watch Games By: 2008's Top Soccer Sounds

Answer: 633 Squadron

The theme to the 1964 movie '633 Squadron' was better known as 'The Dambusters March', a reference to the RAF squadron's most famous operation. Established in 1874, Bolton Wanderers FC was, again, a co-founder of the English Football League. Average attendances for 'The Trotters' at the Rebok Stadium were a shade under 21,000 and the mascot was 'Lofty The Lion'.

28. Bobby Freeman had a hit song in 1964. Complete the title. "C'mon and_________".

From Quiz Sports in Songs

Answer: Swim

The record was written and produced by twenty-year-old Sylvester Stewart, later known as Sly Stone who formed Sly and the Family Stone. Bobby Freeman performed at the Condor nightclub in San Francisco in 1964 when Carol Doda began go-go dancing topless. Bobby had a hit when he was only 17 called "Do You Want To Dance?" which has been covered by numerous groups including The Beach Boys. "C'Mon and Swim" was also the title of his 1964 album. The swim dance craze was just about over by the time he released his follow-up "S-W-I-M". Bobby toured for the next few years on the success of his hits.

29. What kind of "Hair" did the Super Furry Animals sing about in 1998?

From Quiz Songs with a Sporting Theme

Answer: Ice Hockey

I'm afraid I have no idea what "Ice Hockey Hair" actually is. The Super Furry Animals seem to go in for interesting song titles, as their hits include "Hometown Unicorn", "God! Show Me Magic" and "(Drawing) Rings Around The World".

30. In the Lucksmith's gem 'Victor Trumper', how does the singer feel when Trumper goes out?

From Quiz Songs about Cricket

Answer: Like a boy who has killed a dove

Trumper is one of the game's great tragic figures, dying of tuberculosis in his thirties. Turn of the twentieth century cricketers rival great Yiddish writers in their propensity to die of T.B..

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